Apple products, even older models, tend to hold their prices over the years so it can be hard to find a discount on the device you want. For that reason, going for a refurbished model is often the way to go if you want to save some cash. Woot, a subsidiary of Amazon, is one of our favorite places to find refurbished electronics, and as long as you don’t mind some minor scuffs, scrapes and dings, you can find Apple devices at impressive bargains. Today only, Wednesday July 20, Woot has several generations of refurbished Apple Watches on sale, so you can save hundreds compared to buying one new.
Outside of the latest Apple Watch 7, Woot’s sale includes every Apple Watch model released from the Apple Watch 3 all the way up to Apple Watch 6. And while these may be older models, they still pack in plenty of powerful specs and performance. The Series 6, which you can pick up for as low as $250, boasts 18 hours of battery life, water-resistance up to 50 meters, and nearly identical performance and health tracking capabilities compared to the upgraded Series 7.
If you’re just after the basic smart watch functions like music streaming, health metrics, wrist calling and phone notifications, the Apple Watch SE is a great choice, and you can snag one from just $190. Those wanting to spend as little as possible on an Apple Watch can consider the Series 3 from only $95, though it should be noted that this model is now several years old and won’t get the WatchOS 9 update due this fall. As a starter smartwatch, it will allow you to get a feel for Apple’s wearable ecosystem without spending any more than you need to, though it’s probably worth shelling out the extra $40 to get the newer Series 4 if you can.
It should be noted that all the Apple Watch models available at this sale have been rated as “Scratch and Dent” grade refurbs. That means that while they have been tested and confirmed to be in full working condition, they will have noticeable cosmetic blemishes. Read more about Woot’s refurb grading and criteria.
And if you decide you don’t want a refurbished smartwatch, you can still find great Apple Watch deals at various retailers. Just keep in mind that buying new means you’ll be paying more.
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